Last month we were contacted by Perimeter North Lifestyle, a local magazine, and one of over forty-five publications across the country under the Lifestyle Publications umbrella. Lifestyle’s mission is “to bring communities together by sharing local stories that appeal to readers. From learning about people in the community and neighborhood heroes, to introducing new restaurants and entertainment venues around town, each issue is created for the residents of the community. The goal is for readers to ‘run into’ someone they know in nearly every issue.”
The reason for their call was to let us know that Home TheaterWorks was one of three local businesses nominated by their readership as “Best of Perimeter North” in Audio/Video; one of fifty categories of services listed in their poll. Over 4,000 people responded to name their favorite local businesses. We were initially a bit surprised at the nomination, mostly because we’re not used to seeing our category in this type of survey, but honestly this is the type of recognition we work hard to achieve. We have projects throughout the Atlanta Metro area, and even some well out-of-state, but we have a significant client base in the immediate community. It’s not surprising that many read Perimeter North Lifestyle – it’s a well-produced magazine with interesting editorial content and a polished, yet cozy appearance and feel. It’s also no surprise that they share information; most of our clients find us through referrals from folks we’ve done work for and are delighted with the systems we’ve created for them.
The real thrill came a couple of weeks later, when we learned that we had been voted Best in the category, after more than 8,000 votes were cast in the final round of the survey. This is a great honor for us, since it means we are fulfilling our goal of putting smiles on our customers’ faces whenever we set foot in their homes.
The winners were honored at an awards banquet hosted by the staff of Perimeter North Lifestyle, held on the rooftop lounge of Square One Apartments in Sandy Spring. It was a fun filled evening of great food, drink and music, but best of all was the opportunity to chat with the other honorees and learn about how they earned the loyalty and support from their customers.
We’d like to express our gratitude for the votes from all of you who checked our box in the ballot, and for the continued support from all our awesome clients.